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Hank Williams - B:W

22/10/17 – Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys – The Angel Of Death – 1954

With Halloween and The Day Of The Dead festival approaching, the ‘Death’ theme continues. Having left behind a timeless legacy of countless Country classics and influencing Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, Hank Williams may not have been quite ready for The Angel Of Death, dying in the back of his cadillac on the 1st January […]

Little Anthony And The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow - 1958

8/4/16 – Little Anthony And The Imperials – Tears On My Pillow – 1958 / Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show – January 2nd – 1960 – The Penguins – Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) – 1954

Staying on the subject of tears and venturing into scary ground for anyone that might be investigating this site thinking it might be concerned only with guitar bands – the concept behind the archive is to collect and cover all types of music from different generations and genres – there’s nothing worse than a terrible record […]

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16/11/15 – Phil Taylor – 21st September 1954 – 11th November 2015

Having followed Hawkwind, Lemmy’s statement on leaving the band to form Motörhead, “If we moved in next door to you, your lawn would die” warmed you to his sense of humour and might have been realized best by original drummer Lucas Fox’s replacement, Phil “Filthy Animal” Taylor. He played with Motörhead during their most successful period from 1975-1984 leaving but […]

Ian Mclagan B:W Peace Sign pic

5/12/14 – Ian McLagan – 12th May 1945 – 3rd December 2014/Bobby Keys – 18th December 1943 – 2nd December 2014/Raphael Ravenscroft 4th June 1954 – 19th October 2014/Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Baliardo) – 7th August 1921 – 5th November – 2014/Acker Bilk 28th January 1929 – 2nd November 2014/Clive Palmer 14th May 1943 – 23rd November 2014/Nick Talbot – 1977- 2014

The departure lounge has been rather full in recent weeks, it’s hard to keep up and losing all these musicians after following them your whole life (although inevitable) it’s rather depressing to have them leave us. The loss today of Small Faces/Faces keyboardist, Ian McLagan is just too sad for words and the Small Faces […]